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The Third Science Fiction Megapack: 26 Modern and Classic Science Fiction Tales
 
 

The Third Science Fiction Megapack: 26 Modern and Classic Science Fiction Tales [Kindle Edition]

Fritz Leiber , Philip K. Dick
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The third volume in the Science Fiction Megapack series collection 26 tales of high adventure through other worlds and times, including a complete novel by H. Beam Piper! Included in this volume are:


“The Man Who Made Friends with Electricity,” by Fritz Leiber

“Time Bum,” by C.M. Kornbluth

“The Human Equations,” by Dave Creek

“The Gun,” by Philip K. Dick

“Not Stupid Enough,” by George H. Scithers

“Jackpot,” by E.C. Tubb

“The Killing Streets,” by Colin Harvey

“Moon Dive,” by Sydney J. Bounds

“Charon’s Curse,” by John Glasby

“The Hunted Heroes,” by Robert Silverberg

“Night of the Squealers,” by Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin

“Chaos,” by John Russell Fearn

“And Happiness Everlasting,” by Gerald Warfield

“The 7th Order,” by Jerry Sohl

“Monkey on his Back,” by Charles V. De Vet

“The Calm Man,” by Frank Belknap Long

“Alien Still Life,” by John Gregory Betancourt

“A Question of Courage,” by J. F. Bone

“Angels and Moths” by Costi Gurgu

“Second Landing,” by Murray Leinster

“The Einstein-Rosen Hunter-Gatherer Society,” by George S. Walker

“Wind,” by Charles L. Fontenay

“Star Mother,” by Robert F. Young

“The Sky Is Falling,” by Lester Del Rey


And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Megapack" to see other volumes in the series, from science fiction to ghost stories to mysteries...and many more!


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2588 KB
  • Print Length: 812 pages
  • Publisher: Wildside Press (7 Feb 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0076QCBK8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,051 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really good collection 10 July 2012
By Mole TOP 500 REVIEWER
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This is the third collection in this series, and it is a really good collection of short stories. The last few stories in the book are slightly longer than the others; and the last story is a really impressive novella,looking at how we might choose to define sentience at some stage in the future.

Good SF is not just about the technology, but looks at how it might be seen to affect people; and in particular, moral conflict is a great way to demonstrate this. This collection offers some really interesting ideas from some of the best known names within the genre and the whole collection has much to commend it.

If you are not into SF, then this might be a useful introduction to some really excellent examples of the kind of solid writing that can be found.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value 7 Jun 2012
By Mondoro TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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This third collection is well up to the standard of the Megapack series, featuring many familar names from the golden age of science fiction. Most heart-warming is the concluding novella, H Beam Piper's 'Little Fuzzy', which looks at the meaning of the word 'sapience' and the danger of making over-hasty assumptions about any new species that humanity may encounter in its spread across the galaxy.

Other stories range from J T Bone's traditional spaceeship yarn about courage and its meaning; John Russell Fearne's explanation for the sudden disappearance of Atlantis; the beatifully-written fantasy 'Angels and Moths'; the poignant, often anthologised, 'Star Mother'; and E C Tubb's cautionary tale 'Jackpot', which indicates that gifts from 'natives' aren't always as they seem.... The only story that doesn't quite work, despite the range of its imagination, is the anticlimactic 'Second Landing'.

Again, a considerable bargain and very satisfying read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Third science fiction megapack 11 Jun 2012
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I am always on the hunt for titles that will provide an easy and enjoyable read for times when I just want to unwind and not have to work too hard at my reading.
This composition of short stories, some of which are actually a good length, has achieved this very well. It is a good but easy read with some stories in there that the authors should consider adapting into fuller volumes.

If, like me, you grew up reading shorter Asimov and Heinlen stories in comic booke then this collection is well worth a visit, you will enjoy it I promise.
Being a kindle collection it also represents great value for money and will be staying on my kindle for when I fancy a "dip" read in future.

RS
Bristol
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff! 24 Aug 2012
By KM #1 REVIEWER #1 HALL OF FAME
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I've been reading sci fi stories since I was a kid and still love them forty years down the line.

There's much to like in these 26 Sci Fi stories. Some are more your classic American style. Remember they were obsessed with martian invasions and men from Venus in the 50's? Tales of time travellers, space exploration, colonization, heroes and villains. There's some modern stuff in here too, so a good mix.

If you've heard the old Dimension X radio shows you'll probably like this. Good value for a few pence too!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars retro scifi 29 Jan 2014
By payl
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Another fine batch of classic and rare literary gems from some of the stalwarts of pulp science fiction from yesteryear
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Such big names - but small plots 16 Nov 2013
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Considering the heavyweight names of the authors I was very disappointed with the quality of the stories - and I speak as a hardcore scifi buff - a totally unsatisfactory read
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great sc-fi 24 Oct 2013
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A great collection of stories for bedtime. Light fun and sometimes thought-provoking. Less Sci-fi and more unusual stories. Great value for money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice mix of sci fi short stories. 17 Sep 2013
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A nice mix of stories from a range of authors - some well known, some less so. It will appeal to fans, but also it's a good intro for those new to the genre who want to give it a try.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Nicely put together
Good selection of stories. Some were easier to follow than others. Kept me occupied when on holiday.Would buy another similar product.
Published 9 months ago by Len Donald
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value for money and good reading
A collection of short (some longer) stories. A good and enjoyable reading and an absolute bargain in the Kindle version.
Published 10 months ago by Caramanna Giorgio
3.0 out of 5 stars Going slowly - almost stopped!
Not as good as the first two, but at this price you can't argue.
The extra 6 words it required. Read more
Published 10 months ago by dave
3.0 out of 5 stars PK Dick
I thought that all the short stories were written by P K Dick. .Very disappointed by some of them..Title is mesleading.
Published 11 months ago by Mrs I hutchinson
4.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff
Good all-around sci fi collection - I love Piper`s story of the Fuzzies, and the sky falling…

More like this please!
Published 12 months ago by Anne KC
5.0 out of 5 stars Memories
I bought the books to re-read stories I remember from my youth 60/70 years ago.Some were very good & would be
Accepted today,and gave me pleasure.
Published 12 months ago by BertA
5.0 out of 5 stars Another good read
Extremely enjoyable easy reading. Couldn't ask for more! And at a truly bargain price. Did not skip any story and once again was thoroughly entertained.
Published 12 months ago by M. Hilton
4.0 out of 5 stars Short stories with the odd longer one.
A book that you can pick up and read a story in about 15 minutes. Some of the ideas very dated and some of the stories quite old. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Keithgrancher
5.0 out of 5 stars Decent
A decent enough read, diverse subject matter and very light just what you need in bedtime reading. I would say it is a bit early SciFi genre, but enjoyable none the less
Published 13 months ago by W Sneddon
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